ALEXIS FFRENCH WILL BRING HIS #1 CLASSICAL SELLING ALBUM TO CARDIFF
Alexis Ffrench is one of the UK’s most distinctive contemporary composers and pianists. Alexis is already an established star in the streaming world – with over 56 million streams on Spotify - his music speaks and transcends all boundaries and genres. His album Evolution spent three weeks at #1 in the classical charts and his forthcoming London headline show at Bush Hall sold out well in advance. You’re as likely to find him listening to Kendrick Lamar as Bach and his combination of classical training and love for R&B and Roots music has helped define his unique sound. Alexis will perform at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama on Tuesday the 5th of February 2019, with tickets going on sale 10am Friday the 2nd of November through www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.rwcmd.ac.uk
Alexis Ffrench broke through in tho the mainstream ealier this year and celebrated a landmark achievement, scoring his first number 1 in the UK Classical Artist Album Chart with ‘Evolution’, and sits comfortably in the Official Charts Top 30 alongside international icons such as Eminem, Drake and Bob Marley - the latter of which inspired Ffrench’s formative years. This achievement sees Ffrench firmly establish himself as one of the world’s fastest-growing classical artists, and a rising star in the streaming world with over 100 million streams to date.
Evolution sees Ffrench propel himself to yet further heights, being revered across the board at UK media, with the Evening Standard saying that “breaking stereotypes is what Ffrench is all about”, the Daily Telegraph commenting that “Alexis Ffrench defines a unique sound”, The Sun declaring him a “pianist sensation” and both BBC Music & The Independent describing Alexis’ music as simply “beautiful”.
The album arrived off the back of a landmark year for Alexis Ffrench, with electrifying performances at Latitude Festival and the 2018 Classic BRIT Awards, where he performed his stunning track ‘Bluebird’. Ffrench was joined on the iconic Royal Albert Hall stage by opera singer Pretty Yende, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and provided a platform for young ballet dancers including his talented daughter Savannah, who performed a beautifully choreographed routine. Their performance received a standing ovation and resulted in tears of pride and joy for Savannah. That night marked the start of a truly special journey for Alexis Ffrench.
Earlier this year he signed with Modest! Management, home to a brace of all-conquering pop acts, including Little Mix, Olly Murs and Niall Horan. With over 100 million streams to date and now over 1.5 million active listeners a month, Alexis Ffrench is an established star in the streaming world, leading the way for the new generation of classical artists, with his music speaking to a very wide and diverse audience and transcending all boundaries and genres. Alexis Ffrench’s success this year is only just beginning.